West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Tomblin Joins Children, Families and Advocates to Light It Up Blue in Support of Autism Awareness

4/3/2013
The West Virginia State Capitol shines blue in support of autism awareness.
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office
The West Virginia State Capitol shines blue in support of autism awareness.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin this evening joined children, families and autism advocates to light the State Capitol blue in support of the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue campaign.
 
"There is no greater joy than caring for a child-and as parents, we enthusiastically support our kids in everything they do," Gov. Tomblin said. "There are times, when we cannot do it alone-we must rely on the support of family, friends and others in our communities. For this reason and many more, I've proclaimed April as Autism Awareness Month."

In support of World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Awareness Month, the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion have been illuminated blue for the evening. The Capitol and mansion join nearly 3,000 iconic structures, buildings and landmarks in more than 600 U.S. cities, and 50 countries around the world, that shine a bright light on autism.

Children join Gov. Tomblin to light the Capitol blue in support of autism awareness.
Photo Courtesy of the Governor's Office
Children join Gov. Tomblin to light the Capitol blue in support of autism awareness.
Throughout the month of April, West Virginians can lend their support by lighting up their homes, businesses, places of worship or even websites blue. For more information, visit www.lightitupblue.org.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977